UNESCO World Heritage

As of 30 June 2014, the UNESCO World Heritage list includes 1 007 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. These are the 196 I’ve visited:


Historic CairoEgypt
Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to DahshurEgypt
Ancient Thebes with its NecropolisEgypt
Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to PhilaeEgypt
Kunta Kinteh Island and Related SitesThe Gambia
Maloti/Drakensberg ParkLesotho/South Africa
Lake Malawi National ParkMalawi
Le Morne Cultural LandscapeMauritius
Medina of TétouanMorocco
Vallée de Mai Nature ReserveSeychelles
Cape Floral Region Protected AreaSouth Africa
Robben IslandSouth Africa
Stone Town of ZanzibarTanzania
Medina of TunisTunisia
Site of CarthageTunisia
Amphitheatre of El JemTunisia
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria FallsZambia/Zimbabwe
Great Zimbabwe National MonumentZimbabwe



Iguazu National ParkArgentina
Historic Bridgetown and its garrisonBarbados
Belize Barrier Reef Reserve SystemBelize
Iguaçu National ParkBrazil
Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the SeaBrazil
Rideau CanalCanada
Old Town LunenburgCanada
Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, CartagenaColombia
San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de CubaCuba
Morne Trois Pitons National ParkDominica
Antigua GuatemalaGuatemala
Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-ItzaMexico
Historic Centre of Mexico City and XochimilcoMexico
Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)Mexico
Pre-Hispanic City of TeotihuacanMexico
Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour, Netherlands AntillesNetherlands Antilles
Brimstone Hill Fortress National ParkSt Kitts – Nevis
Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del SacramentoUruguay
Statue of LibertyUSA
Ciudad Universitaria de CaracasVenezuela


ASIA – 16

The Great WallChina
Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and ShenyangChina
Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in BeijingChina
Historic Centre of MacauChina (Macau)
Humayun’s Tomb, DelhiIndia
Qutb Minar and its Monuments, DelhiIndia
Red Fort ComplexIndia
Jantar MantarIndia
Taj MahalIndia
Agra FortIndia
Fatehpur SikriIndia
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)India
Hill Forts of RajastanIndia
Cutural Landscape of BaliIndonesia
Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of MalaccaMalaysia
Kathmandu ValleyNepal


EUROPE – 131

Madriu-Perafita-Claror ValleyAndorra
Monasteries of Haghpat and SanahinArmenia
Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of ZvartnotsArmenia
Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat ValleyArmenia
Historic Centre of ViennaAustria
Fertö/Neusiedlersee Cultural LandscapeAustria/Hungary
Palace and Gardens of SchönbrunnAustria
Historic Centre of the City of SalzburgAustria
Hallstatt-Dachstein Salzkammergut Cultural LandscapeAustria
La Grand-Place, BrusselsBelgium
Major town houses of the architect Victor Horta, BrusselsBelgium
Historic Centre of BruggeBelgium
Flemish béguinagesBelgium
Belfries of Belgium and FranceBelgium/France
The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their EnvironsBelgium
Stoclet HouseBelgium
Old Bridge Area of the Old City of MostarBosnia & Herzegovina
Rila MonasteryBulgaria
Boyana ChurchBulgaria
Ancient City of NessebarBulgaria
Old City of DubrovnikCroatia
Historic Centre of PragueCzech Republic
Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with Church of St Barbara and Cathedral of Our Lady at SedlecCzech Republic
Tugendhat Villa in BrnoCzech Republic
Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and ChurchDenmark
Roskilde CathedralDenmark
Kronborg CastleDenmark
Historic Centre (Old Town) of TallinnEstonia
Fortress of SuomenlinnaFinland
Old RaumaFinland
Bronze Age Burial Site of SammallahdenmäkiFinland
Paris, Banks of the SeineFrance
Palace and Park of VersaillesFrance
Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, ReimsFrance
Strasbourg – Grande îleFrance
Chartres CathedralFrance
Canal du MidiFrance
Historic Fortified City of CarcassonneFrance
Palace and Park of FontainebleauFrance
Historical Monuments of MtskhetaGeorgia
Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and BerlinGermany
Cologne CathedralGermany
Hanseatic City of LübeckGermany
Old town of Regensburg with StadtamhofGermany
Aachen CathedralGermany
Museumsinsel (Museum Island), BerlinGermany
Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in TrierGermany
Berlin Modernism Housing EstatesGermany
Old Town of CorfuGreece
Acropolis, AthensGreece
Medieval City of RhodesGreece
Vatican CityHoly See
Budapest, incl. the Banks of Danube, Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy AvenueHungary
Þingvellir National ParkIceland
Brú na Bóinne – Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the BoyneIreland
Historic Centre of RomeItaly/Holy See
City of VeronaItaly
Venice and its LagoonItaly
The DolomitesItaly
Piazza del Duomo, PisaItaly
Historic Centre of San GimignanoItaly
Historic Centre of FlorenceItaly
Historic Centre of SienaItaly
Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan SitesItaly
Historic Centre of UrbinoItaly
Mount EtnaItaly
Historic Centre of RigaLatvia
Historic Centre of VilniusLithuania
City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and FortificationsLuxembourg
City of VallettaMalta
Megalithic Temples of MaltaMalta
Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of KotorMontenegro
Seventeenth-century canal ring area of Amsterdam inside SingelgrachtNetherlands
Droogmakerij de Beemster (Beemster Polder)Netherlands
Røros Mining Town and the circumferenceNorway
West Norwegian Fjords – Geirangerfjord and NærøyfjordNorway
Rock Art of AltaNorway
Struve Geodetic ArcNorway
Vegaøyan, the Vega ArchipelagoNorway
Historic Centre of WarsawPoland
Cracow’s Historic CentrePoland
Auschwitz Birkenau German Nazi Concentration and Extermination CampPoland
Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in LisbonPortugal
Cultural Landscape of SintraPortugal
Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of MonumentsRussia
Kremlin and Red Square, MoscowRussia
San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano San Marino
Historic City of ToledoSpain
Works of Antoni GaudíSpain
Old Town of Segovia and its AqueductSpain
Cultural Landscape of the Serra de TramuntanaSpain
Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, BarcelonaSpain
Rock Carvings in TanumSweden
Hanseatic town of VisbySweden
Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in FalunSweden
Engelsberg IronworksSweden
Birka and HovgårdenSweden
Royal Domain of DrottningholmSweden
Naval Port of KarlskronaSweden
Grimeton Radio Station, VarbergSweden
Laponian AreaSweden
Church Town of Gammelstad, LuleåSweden
Lavaux, Vineyard TerracesSwitzerland
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina LandscapesSwitzerland/Italy
La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, Watchmaking Town PlanningSwitzerland
Old City of BerneSwitzerland
Swiss Alps, Jungfrau-AletcshSwitzerland
Pergamon and its Multi-Layered Cultural LandscapeTurkey
Historic Areas of IstanbulTurkey
Tower of LondonUK
Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret’s ChurchUK
Maritime GreenwichUK
Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey, and St Martin’s ChurchUK
Old and New Towns of EdinburghUK
Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated SitesUK
Ironbridge GorgeUK
Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in GwyneddUK
City of BathUK
Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile CityUK
Cornwall and West Devon Mining LandscapeUK
Dorset and East Devon CoastUK
Blenheim CastleUK
Royal Botanic Gardens, KewUK
Heart of Neolithic OrkneyUK
New LanarkUK
Kiev: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev-Pechersk LavraUkraine



Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of DilmunBahrain
Pearling, testimony of an island economyBahrain
Old City of Jerusalem and its WallsIsrael/Palestine
Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, BethlehemPalestine
Ancient City of DamascusSyria



Sydney Opera HouseAustralia
Greater Blue Mountains AreaAustralia
Australian Convict SitesAustralia
Gondwana Rainforests of AustraliaAustralia
Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton GardensAustralia


Coming up in 2014/15

Luther Memorials in Eisleben and WittenbergGermany
Stevns klintDenmark
Agricultural Landscape of Southern ÖlandSweden
Urnes Stave ChurchNorway
Petäjävesi Old ChurchFinland
Verla Groundwood and Board MillFinland
Historic City of AyutthayaThailand
Sceilg MhichílIreland
Litomyšl CastleCzech Republic
Holy Trinity Column in OlomoucCzech Republic
Centennial Hall in WrocławPoland

I have written about 138 UNESCO World heritage sites

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